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Buy This: Three ways to enjoy pimento cheese

Palmetto Cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods
Palmetto Cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods

It’s just a month until the Masters Tournament begins and thousands enjoy Augusta National’s famed pimento cheese sandwiches. Time to start stock your own refrigerator or freezer with your favorite brand of this Southern favorite.

Palmetto Cheese from Pawleys Island Specialty Foods 

Sassy and Brian Henry run the Sea View Inn on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. They were serving Sassy’s recipe for pimento cheese to the inn’s guests and folks loved it so much, they started selling it locally. Now it’s available across the country. There are original, jalapeno and bacon flavors. We tried the original, made with cream cheese, pimentos, a bit of onion and finely shredded Wisconsin cheddar. Not surprisingly, their website contains dozens of recipes for using Palmetto Cheese in appetizers and cheese balls, but we think the Pimento Cheese Chowder is brilliant.

$4.99- $5.59 per 12-ounce container, $6.99 per 20-ounce container. Available at Walmart, BJ's Wholesale, Costco, Sam's Club, Publix, Kroger and online at https://www.pimentocheese.com/

Callie’s Pimento Cheese 

Callie’s Pimento Cheese/Provided by Lindsay Narcisso
Callie’s Pimento Cheese/Provided by Lindsay Narcisso

Carrie Morey is most famous for serving made-by-hand buttery Southern biscuits via Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit shops in her home base of Charleston and in shops in Atlanta and Charlotte. In the shops they offer lots of great accompaniments for biscuits like honey, jams, and cinnamon sugar but pimento cheese may be our favorite. We tried Callie’s original flavor, made with diced pimento and substantial shreds of Cheddar. Tasting it you enjoy the creamy texture and the tang provided by Worcestershire sauce and a tiny hint of Tabasco. We didn’t try the “fiery” flavor, but we guess you might find a little more Tabasco there.

$13.95 per 12-ounce container. Available at Publix and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Atlanta, 1004 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta or online at https://calliesbiscuits.com/ 

Pimento Cheese Wontons from Sweet Auburn BBQ

Pimento Cheese Wontons from Sweet Auburn BBQ/Provided by Kate Blohm
Pimento Cheese Wontons from Sweet Auburn BBQ/Provided by Kate Blohm

The most deliciously decadent version of pimento cheese we’ve ever tried are these bake-at-home Pimento Cheese Wontons from Sweet Auburn BBQ. A package is nine perfectly formed wontons, stuffed with spicy pimento cheese. There’s a cup of Thai chili sauce in the package as well. Heat the oven to 400, put in the frozen wontons, and in less than 10 minutes, take out crisp, golden wontons filled with gooey pimento cheese. You’ll have to show a little restraint before biting into one since you want the filling to cool just a little bit. They come frozen, so you can stock up the freezer and be ready to bake these indulgent treats at a moment’s notice, or think what a hit you’ll be when you show up at a Masters viewing party with a small cooler and a package or two to share.

$13.50 for 9 pieces. There is a limited supply available at most times or order in advance at catering@sweetauburnbbq.com. Available at 656 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta. https://www.sweetauburnbbq.com/

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